"...And after doing that workshop with Scott, it was as simple as that: I knew that graphic novels were what I wanted to do. It was like two days where all we did was think about comics, talk about comics, draw comics – and it clicked with me so easily that I felt kind of silly..."
"...But while Chris Ware reigned through the Nineties as one of the most meticulous, creative artists and Berkeley Breathed made Bill the Cat into a household name or at least a familiar bathroom reading companion fewer people remember Austin as the birthplace of underground comix with Jack "Jaxon" Jackson's God Nose. And fewer people follow the still fertile current comics scene...."
"...William Moulton Marston, a psychologist who had his own free-wheeling and avowedly feminist attitudes that came together on the only-a-dime, four-color, pulp pages, but whose forward-thinking notions about the modern American woman eventually ran head on into establishment accusations of perversion, kink, and BDSM-lite from the Child Study Association of America in 1945. (A real-life shot across the bow of the comics industry presaging the infamous 1954 Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency that took down William Gaines from legendary E.C..."
"..."Then," says the comedian, "a friend visited me from out of town. He's a comic, and he made the comment to me, 'Wow, so the lady comics pretty much have this scene on lockdown huh?' And I was taken aback, because I didn't think so..."
"...Her deadpan style and dark material – shaped in large part by her experiences growing up in very provincial, small-town East Texas – have earned Bixby the title "Comedy's Sweetheart of Darkness." It's a nickname that captures the appeal in her particular sort of pessimism and woe; at the mic, she doesn't throw a pity party so much as lay out the hard hand life has dealt her and mock each card. Her endurance on the scene and popularity at festivals (Fun Fun Fun Fest, Moontower Comedy, and Boston's Women in Comedy Fest) are proof that good comics can work black as well as blue..."
"...Fans of the Nemesis know exactly what they're getting: A loving, tongue-in-cheek recreation of the golden age of nickel comics with pages the consistency of a paper shopping bag. Newer fans will find a simple, old-fashioned action romp (no women in refrigerators here.) If you love finding a reproduction wind-up tin rocket ship, then this is a page-turner...."
"...Set during the Nixon administration, Dawson's Creek's Williams and Interview With a Vampire's Dunst play two clueless teenyboppers who take a wrong turn during their White House tour and stumble into the Watergate conspiracy. But with a cast of career comics on hand, including Jim Breuer as John Dean, Oliver Stone this is not..."
"...Suffice to say that she earned her crown last night and shattered whatever glass ceiling has hung over the FPIA since 2000, when marvelous Martha Kelly was the last woman to take the title. And Lester's win was not only a welcome affirmation for female comics in the ATX but African-American stand-ups, too..."
"...Like American pulp fiction, blues, and jazz, comic books are taken a lot more seriously in Europe than in the United States. And that's a shame, because people in this country, especially, need to read and appreciate Jackson's history comics..."
"...Audrey Halm, an employee at Austin Books & Comics, does occasional plucking at home and lets her natural brow shape accent her face and eye shape...."
"...While Toys "R" Us carries a perfectly competent array of U.S. versions of Sailor Moon, Pokémon, Gundam Wing, and even more obscure titles like Tenchi Muyo and Akira action figs and gadgets, your discerning tot or teen will appreciate if you do your homework and instead gift them with an original imported Japanese version from our local indie stores like Momoko, Animagix, Gamefellas, Austin Books, Comics & More, and more..."
"...It's been a hot minute since Nell Brinkley inked feminine independence in national magazines, and though the comics world is still largely a guys' club, the numbers are finally shifting. Market research by the Beat indicates almost half of comic book fans are female, and even big houses like Marvel are taking notice: Mighty Thor is a woman! The smaller, independent illustrated media biz is making strides, too..."
"...you wanna spend the night, babe?" This work of Austin artist Van Horn and 13 others appear in an enthralling primer to modern female comic art Twisted Sisters: A Collection of Bad Girl Art edited by Diane Noomin. This coffee-table compendium of femme-penned pieces caused quite a buzz in the comics scene, as well as in feminist academic circles..."
"...Leth works both sides of the comics industry. As the writer/artist for web strip Kate Or Die, and a contributor to Adventure Time comics for KaBOOM! and Bravest Warriors for Boom! Studios, she's a comics creator..."
"...Starring: Joy Behar, Ellen Degeneres, Phyllis Diller, Whoopi Goldberg and Paula Poundstone. Known for her sociopolitical documentaries Loved, Honoured Bruised and Abortion Stories North and South, Canadian filmmaker Gail Singer takes a lighter turn to concentrate on the current proliferation of female stand-up comics in Wisecracks..."
"...Danger is the site's resident expert on comics, and she is quick to explain this isn't a site for women in geek culture. This is a site for everyone in geek culture, but one that highlights women as experts, makers, and reviewers..."
"...Reflective of the unilaterally macho world of stand-up, this year’s Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival is spare in the estrogen column. Out of 25 total comics who have contributed to this year’s 20-date tour, just three – Sarah Silverman, Amy Schumer, and Whitney Cummings – can call Venus their ancestral home...."
"...In the mid-Fifties Binder was writing a lot for DC Comics. It was a try-anything period – and they did..."
"...Call David Marquez a Marvel zombie, and he'll be pretty happy with it. In two years, he's gone from indie creator to drawing a Fantastic Four graphic novel, handling art duties on Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man, and now his three issue run on All-New X-Men begins..."
"...As in his 2012 indie film breakout, Sleepwalk With Me, writer/director Mike Birbiglia mines what he knows: stand-up comedy. The characters and settings of both films are based on the unknown, workaday comics who hone their craft in the dark, half-empty comedy clubs that dot every major American city..."